Raheem Sterling: 'England will learn from World Cup'

England starlet Raheem Sterling says that the Three Lions returned from Brazil as a stronger team as a result of their early World Cup exit.

Raheem Sterling has said that England will learn from their disappointing World Cup campaign and come back stronger next time.

Defeats to Uruguay and Italy consigned the Three Lions to a group-stage exit for the first time since the 1958 edition of the competition.

Although Sterling admits that the tournament was "great experience" for him on a personal level, the Liverpool winger is confident that the team will improve as a result of their perceived failing in Brazil.

"For any young person to be involved in such a big tournament is obviously a great experience and it was no different for myself," he told LoopJamaica.com. "It was a good feeling to get out there on the pitch and show the world what I could do.

"Obviously on a team [level] we are disappointed with how the tournament went. We would have liked to be in the tournament up until now and all the way to the final but that was not the case.

"It was a learning curve for me, an experience I am willing to learn from. Hopefully we build from this World Cup experience and go even further in the next four years."

Germany and Argentina will contest the final of the competition at the Maracana on Sunday night.

Paul Scholes celebrates scoring for England against Poland at Wembley in March 1999.
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